Originally Posted by PorGT3
thanks "RDO247" for the pics. Im attempting a DIY this weekend having received the unit. Im concerned about the "grounding issue" which "godrealm" mentioned (did anybody else have this issue?). thanks also to Team Rebellion for the wiring photo. The more photos / details / instructions - the better. Perhaps Team Rebellion can summarise all the feedback / comments here to produce a more detailed installation procedure
Here are my thoughts.
first it would be nice to have a copy of the instructions printed and sent with the unit. or at least something to direct you to the website(maybe even a QR code). didn't seem like my last filter removal was really appreciated so i will keep this short. if you have any questions feel free to message me. this is all assuming you haven't done this already since its already the weekend in AUS(i think) haha.
First and most important make sure to take a good look at the clips themselves and see how they attach. so when your hands are in there blindly you can make the connection.
when you take off the sensors on the air fliter(as noted in my earlier post) you will see that each clip has a white "lock" pin. these have to be slid back before you can pop the clip off. this has to be done on EVERY single connection.
There is really only 8 screws(filters) 2 screw clamps(turbo intakes), 2 pop clips(air scoop to bumper), and 2 pressure clamps(front of intake).
the rest of the filter air system pops and un-clips from the car.
now what you are left with are these damn covers. if it was not for this the install would actually take 15 minutes. I have attached a picture below of them. they not only go all the way across the front they wrap around the side so getting them to move is a challenge.
First as the directions say remove all 4 screws from this cover. what helped me was removing the 5th screw that i marked in green on the second image. that allowed that bundle of wires to move a bit more so i could squeeze my hand under(thank my mom for the skinny hands and fingers
Now removing these screws get you some room but you are still facing a very tight finger bending experience. Make sure to have a nice collection of various size flat blade screwdrivers at your disposal. on the second picture the red arrow points the the "viewing hole. the boost sensor is directly below this. you have to come in from where the green arrow to unclip it. first making sure to slide that white safety pin out and then pushing in to release the clip.
Once you get the clips unplugged the stock male end has slack in it where you can get it to where you have easy access to make the connection. The Female is another story. that is mounted and going nowhere, so you have to go in blind.
the worst one by far was the boost sensor on the right side. there is really not alot of space to work and that cover is very snug. so onec you get that one the rest are easy....ish
last tip. make sure that when reattaching make sure to listen for a CLICK.
that will mean that it is in there good. if you font hear it come at it from a different angle and give it another shot.
anyway hope this rambling helped. its early and i am excited for my exhaust.